I can honestly say that Final Fantasy VIII has changed my life

#1 Edited by LostRebel (111 posts) -

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite game I've ever played, and I've played hundreds of games, here's why. I didn't like the clumsy draw system, but I liked the characters, story, and immersion. The draw system was just weird, so I basically never used it, except to heal. The Guardian Forces made it way to easy to defeat just about any enemy. You also have to grind if you want to upgrade your weapons, or at least I think you do, I'm still not clear on that. There's also that very steep learning curve, despite you spending the first couple of hours of the game learning how to play it.
 
The story did get a little strange when you find out that they all went to the same orphanage as children, but I think that's one of the key themes in the game. Destiny, since not only did they all grow up together, but Julia is Rinoa's  mother and Laguna is Squall's father, they fell in love, but it didn't work out since Laguna was injured in the war. Then Rinoa and Squall fell in love in the game.
 
I also found that I could relate to the characters, especially Squall, since I'm also a socially awkward introvert. Squall starts out very self-centered and a loner, throughout the game, he becomes more caring and open. It starts when he has the eye opening experience that is Seifer's alleged death. Then he was worried about the Selphie and the others who went to the missile base.
 
I haven't even finished it yet, but it's by far the best game I've ever played and the level of immersion is amazing. It also gave me the idea for my upcoming novel. I am very emotionally invested into the game, the story, the characters, everything. I didn't think I could get like this, especially over a video game. What did you think of the game? And has a game ever had an affected you like this before?

#2 Posted by IBurningStar (2181 posts) -

You just copy and pasted a post from another thread to make this thread. Why?

#3 Posted by LostRebel (111 posts) -
@IBurningStar said:
You just copy and pasted a post from another thread to make this thread. Why?
I didn't copy and paste it. Look at what he said, and then look at what I said.
#4 Edited by IBurningStar (2181 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/final-fantasy-viii/61-12277/one-of-my-favorite-video-games-final-fantasy-viii/35-464402/#4
 
Your response to OppressiveStink is this thread. 
 
Edit: Which you were clever enough to go back and delete. Well played, sir.

#5 Posted by LostRebel (111 posts) -
@IBurningStar said:
http://www.giantbomb.com/final-fantasy-viii/61-12277/one-of-my-favorite-video-games-final-fantasy-viii/35-464402/#4  Your response to OppressiveStink is this thread.   Edit: Which you were clever enough to go back and delete. Well played, sir.
This was originally my reply to @OppressiveStink, but I edited it a lot, and then made it a topic.
#6 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -
@LostRebel
@IBurningStar said:
http://www.giantbomb.com/final-fantasy-viii/61-12277/one-of-my-favorite-video-games-final-fantasy-viii/35-464402/#4  Your response to OppressiveStink is this thread.   Edit: Which you were clever enough to go back and delete. Well played, sir.
This was originally my reply to @OppressiveStink, but I edited it a lot, and then made it a topic.
Why?
#7 Edited by LostRebel (111 posts) -
@laserbolts: I wanted to be like the OP of the thread you linked, he had the right idea to share his feelings, but his thread wasn't even from this year.
#8 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -
@LostRebel But you bumped it by replying to it anyways. It doesn't matter when it was created. Anyways ff8 was pretty good I never finished it though. Got to the last part of the game where you have to gain your commands back or whatever. I was not a fan of Zell though I found him pretty annoying.
#9 Posted by JasonR86 (9741 posts) -
@LostRebel
 
Well, this is an unnecessary thread considering there's already a thread about this very topic.  But, here's my two cents before this thread is closed.  It's fine if you like the game.  I'm happy for you.  I don't and I don't agree with a single thing you said about the game but it doesn't really matter.  You've made up your mind and that's fine.  But the problem with threads like this is that there is no place for this thread to go.  What will result from these threads are a bunch of people saying "I love the game and here's why" or "I hate the game and here's why".  There will be a bunch of people who have already made up their mind yelling their opinion in the wasted attempt at getting people to see things their way with the end result amounting to nothing.
#10 Posted by LostRebel (111 posts) -
@JasonR86: I asked others to share what they thought of the game?
#11 Posted by LostRebel (111 posts) -
@JasonR86: Thanks for posting your thoughts :)
#12 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -
@LostRebel You totally just edited the op to include a question. Wow. Anyways regardless there is already a thread on this so it's still pointless.
#13 Posted by JasonR86 (9741 posts) -
@LostRebel
 
I'm just telling you, as someone who has been on these forums for a while, these threads amount to nothing.  When you make a thread, try to think about the community first.  And, as @laserbolts: said, the original OP didn't have a question.
#14 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4824 posts) -

Good for you, OP. For me, it was MGS2.

#15 Posted by Soffish (139 posts) -

Wait....I just saw this exact same post on completely different forum....

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